Posted 5 years ago
These items also came with the retired senior Army officer lot I’ve displayed in the last two posts. I’ve described the sword itself in the last post.
The gold/yellow sash has a hidden brass or brass plated clasp at the knot and a leather tab and keeper for adjusting the sash length. The interior appears to be satin. I’m not sure about the outside material, but it’s quite silky.
The under-garment sword belt seems designed to be worn under the sash and is a woven fabric over leather. The keeper slides to keep the belt tip in place. Metal is either brass or brass plated.
The dress hanger is the standard U.S. Army dress hanger normally prescribed for a matching dress belt that did not come with this lot. It’s made of gold wire thread and the branch color running up the middle, I believe indicating a company grade officer. I don’t believe pink is a branch color, so I think this color is faded from artillery red.
Originally I couldn't figure out who wore the sash, but thanks to RosaChan's help and some further research after she pointed me in the right direction, I believe the sash was worn by a general officer, pre-1917.